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Publisher's Summary

Months after Shane Martin's sister vanishes, life crashes down, and he finds himself the guardian of a nephew he never knew existed. Blissfully ignorant, Shane trades in his musician status, full of late nights and fast women, for midnight feedings and lullabies. But when Kate McAlister, his prissy, stuck-up caseworker, arrives unexpectedly, he realizes he could lose everything.
Kate isn't impressed by Shane's messy bachelor pad, rocker image, or sexy tattoos. As a matter of fact, she finds it all very sophomoric. The sooner she's off the case the better. Everything from his long hair to his sarcastic attitude threatens her professionalism. But when he lowers his guard and asks for help, she discovers a side to this tattooed musician she can't resist. Behind this simple man is an unsung hero.
©2015 Lydia Michaels (P)2015 Lydia Michaels
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5 out of 5 stars
By Claire on 02-12-18

Tugs at your heart strings

At first I thought this book was a mistake, the beginning had me thinking that I'd miscalculated, but thankfully I hadn't and buy the end I was smitten with the characters and the story.

Shane's journey of self discovery during the story is poignant and compelling. The change between who he was at the start of the book and who he'd become at the end are huge, and yet the key parts of him were all still there. It was beautifully written and I loved listening to the book.

Speaking of listening, the narration was very well done, the range of character voices was really impressive and the overall delivery was smooth and emotive.

This book tugged at my heart and I really enjoyed it.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rusty on 12-17-15

Funny & Sad

I enjoyed the Simple Man, my first book by Lydia Michaels, an interesting combination of sad and happy with a splash of romance.

The main character Shane was a hard working blue collar worker (a wonderful change from all the arrogant billionaires) who struggled to make a home for his orphaned nephew. His dedication to learning how to take care of a baby was hysterically funny and achingly sweet.

When Shane falls for Kate, the social worker from family services, their relationship is threatened by his insecurity, her professional responsibilities and their many differences. Shane was simply a wonderful yet flawed man who loved with all his heart, treating Kate with kindness and respect.

Great story with graphic language and explicit sex but absolutely NO domination or sexual violence. Shane adored his mother, raised his younger sister after his parents died and wanted to find a loving & equal partner to share his life. Shane was so much sexier than any alpha jerk!

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